The nuclear-powered USS San Francisco in Apra Harbour, Guam. The US and Britain have agreed to share nuclear submarine technology with Australia. Photo: Getty Images
The nuclear-powered USS San Francisco in Apra Harbour, Guam. The US and Britain have agreed to share nuclear submarine technology with Australia. Photo: Getty Images
James Chin
Opinion

Opinion

James Chin

Why is Southeast Asia so concerned about Aukus and Australia’s plans for nuclear submarines?

  • Many think there is no such thing as acquiring nuclear-powered submarines without the prospect of acquiring nuclear weapons in the future
  • There are also fears Australian nuclear-powered submarines will change the dynamics in the South China Sea, though some governments appear to welcome any re-balancing against China

The nuclear-powered USS San Francisco in Apra Harbour, Guam. The US and Britain have agreed to share nuclear submarine technology with Australia. Photo: Getty Images
The nuclear-powered USS San Francisco in Apra Harbour, Guam. The US and Britain have agreed to share nuclear submarine technology with Australia. Photo: Getty Images
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